Originally Posted By: jmyers
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I don't really get into the "when" thing with the codes. GFCI protection is always recommended in my reports, regardless of when and where it was required. What I know, it is required now and I recommend it be upgraded now, for safety reasons.
While there are many home owners that fight replacement, usually indicating it was not required when it was installed my typical reply is:
First, can you provide documentation when it was installed? (usually no)
Can you tell us who installed it? (usually no)
Can you tell us if they pulled a permit with the township for this work? (usually no)
Can you ask the township to provide us with times and dates when the work was completed? (usually no)
If you can not provide me with specific dates and times, how exactly do you know it was not required when it was installed? DAH........
After all those no's, you can tell the home owner all of a sudden becomes much more likely just to replace them, since it is not really all that expensive and much less difficult and time consuming that going through all the above! ![icon_cool.gif](upload://oPnLkqdJc33Dyf2uA3TQwRkfhwd.gif)
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